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McQueen Shoot – Sunday 29 September

The shoot went ahead today as a practice at 600 on the electronic targets.

Those who braved the weather were rewarded as the rain stopped and we all had a very pleasant morning.

Pity about the shot dropped in the 5 but otherwise a good score was possible on the day. 300WM helps with the wind!

Its worth turning up as you never know the weather may be better than expected

See you for the next one that is a Gallery Rifle.

Barclay Cup (Results) Gravett Cup & Sussex Shoot (Sunday 1st) UPDATED

Update

Scores on the Results page but for those new to the site a further copy is below:-

190901 Gravett Cup and SCRA Autumn

We welcomed some shooters from the SCRA for their Autumn shoot and I took the liberty of making up a scratch team of 4 from each club. We had to (unfortunately!!) claim Rob B as a Dorking member who happened to be the top shot. With his first class score we managed to win this but a few points.

That aside it was a good day and I hope our visitors enjoyed themsleves and we look forward to seeing them again.

The Scoped Rifle Shooters put in some impressive scores so well done to their performance.

See you at the next one which is a Gallery Rifle.

Scores for the Barclay cup are now on the Results page, Apologies for the delay.

This weekends shoot is a Queens 2 TR (2×10 @ 300/5/6) – thats the plan depending on time and targets. We are to be joined by a delegation from the Sussex County Rifle Assocation for their Autumn shoot as well.

The shoot is primarily a TR shoot so we will get the TR shooters through first at each distance and then the scoped, followed by the loud ones. There will be plenty of room for everyone though so don’t be put off and no one is excluded etc.

We will have to move things along promptly so please be organised and ready to go when its your turn.

See you on Sunday

More FAC Restrictions

The shoot this wekend is cancelled due to the bike ride but instead of shooting you can do the consultation to try to prevent more restrictions on FAC grants and renewals. The message below is from BASC. You need to take part in the consultation. If you dont then its your fault if this comes to pass. It will take 5 minutes.

Gents – you’ve probably already seen this Government consultation (see e-mail below) but it is essential that as many shooters respond as soon as possible otherwise we all face more draconian legislation and more hurdles to jump to renew our Licences. The proposed 10 yearly Licence renewals are welcome, but if it becomes mandatory to obtain a Doctor’s medical declaration upon renewal, but there is no obligation on a Doctor to engage with the process, or to keep any fees at a reasonable level, then the potential ramifications are obvious. This could be very serious if it is your Doctor who happens to be opposed to anyone holding firearms fullstop and simply refuses to take part. The proposals do not put any legal duty on the Doctor to even consider your request.

This consultation closes on 17th September 2019 so please ensure that you respond before then.

 

Do not simply rely on others doing this, please submit your own views to protect your sport and your rights, as the more responses the Government get pointing out the glaring errors in their proposals the greater the chance they will do something about it and make amendments.

 

Please forward this message onto anyone you know who shoots and invite then to submit their views.

Firearms licensing consultation

Please respond today!

BASC urges all shooters in England, Wales and Scotland to respond to a consultation that could lead to a significant change in firearms licensing.

The Home Office is consulting on draft statutory firearms licensing guidance for chief officers of police in England, Wales and Scotland.

The proposals would make it mandatory for anyone applying for the grant or renewal of a shotgun or firearms certificate to have their medical declaration information verified by their doctor. However, the proposals place no obligation on the doctors to take part and there is absolutely no guidance on a reasonable charging regime.

BASC wants an efficient, cost-effective, robust system of firearms licensing that protects public safety and provides excellent service to the shooting community. We believe that all parties in the licensing process in England, Wales and Scotland should have statutory duties and must include the doctors.

Combined with an obligatory encoded reminder on medical records, this will facilitate the introduction of ten-year certificates, reducing the burden on the police, doctors and the shooting community.

Click here for the consultation documents.

You can respond by completing a short survey or emailing the Home Office directly.

Click here to complete the consultation response survey.

Click here to email your views to the Home Office.

Reproduced from a BASC message.

Modern Mc Queens

Scores on the results page. Some good shooting but we have seen better. Still having a fourth target in play made the shooting faster with less hanging about.

Those who attended had a good time and after a slow start there were a few 50’s. This is a shoot that is harder than it looks.

The next shoot is Service Rifle so see you then.

Sunday 9 June, Knight Cup, Gellibrand Shield & AGM Updated

The weather was fine and we had a good turn out for the shoot.

The scores are on the results page. The shoot was based on a 3/5/6  2×10 fired with the A Whyte being 300 & 500 and the Gellibrand Shield being 500 & 600.

We held the AGM afterwards and that went off without a hitch so its business as usual. See you at the next one, Modern Mc Queens.